Scroll of Aragon

Description
Continuous roll of 10 sketches by Harvey Dunn, official artist with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I. Depicted on the scroll from left to right are the following sketches: 1) "Cunel" A charcoal sketch showing dead horses and howitzer at left foreground and soldiers advancing towards a house at top center. 2) A rough charcoal sketch showing a soldier lying dead at left foreground and soldiers firing as they advance at top center background. 3) "Seichsprey / 26th Division / May 16th / 1918" A color crayon sketch showing a bunker in the middle of a cemetery. A soldier stands at the entrance of the bunker, surrounded by tombstones. 4) A color crayon sketch showing a village street. Civilians stand among the white buildings with brown roofs. 5) A color crayon sketch showing a woman sitting on a chair next to a building in the middle of a village street. 6) Color crayon sketch showing a horse and wagon in front of a building at left. A man is standing by the wagon and another is visible walking down the street at right. 7) Color crayon sketch of a village street. Three connected buildings are shown at center and right with white walls and brown and green roofs. Part of a fourth building is visible at left. 8) "Seichprey / May 16th" A color crayon sketch showing six American soldiers standing in a trench at foregound. The soldiers at left are looking toward a village visible in the distance. 9) Watercolor and charcoal sketch showing an American soldier running through a yellow field with a revolver in his right hand. A line of trees is visible in the background. 10) "Our Heavies / on the Marne - July 23, 1918" A watercolor and charcoal sketch showing a gun crew in yellow with two big guns. The men are in the middle of a green field with two trees. They are pointing the guns toward the left distance.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
maker
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France
depicted
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
charcoal; watercolor; crayon (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 175 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 446.405 cm
ID Number
AF.67853m
accession number
229290
catalog number
67853M
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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